10 Important Tips for Nepal Travelers
In the lap of pristine nature is nestled the beautiful country of Nepal that is renowned for its natural beauty, friendly people, yogic practice and immense spiritual kindness. Home to world’s highest mountain peak Mount Everest, Nepal is engulfed with valleys, lakes, rivers and everything mesmerizing. Being the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal boasts of impressive Buddhist shrines, ancient Hindu temples, impressive Gompas and lots more.
Truly a paradisal land, Nepal is the perfect treat to the eyes and soul and to enrich the Nepal traveling experience read below to have important tips for Nepal travelers.
Here is an A to Z tips for the Nepal Travelers for a safe, fascinating and enjoyable journey.
Traveling to the country is easy, especially if you’re traveling from the neighboring country India. Nepal allocates all the travel facilities from road, rail and air. Once you arrive on this meditative land, you get the on-arrival tourist visa. Flight is an easy travel option. You can also take a flight to the nearest airport of the neighboring country and then travel by road, or can travel directly to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Pack Light but Smart
It is essential to pack your bags smartly while traveling. Weather in Nepal is always pleasant but when you go to the high altitudes, you will feel the change. So pack accordingly - carry a headlamp, it benefits during camping and trekking, comfy shoes and also hiking shoes. Choose a spacious backpack instead of wheeled luggage, pack comfortable clothes and woollens too if planning for trekking. Always carry an extra pair in case of heavy rains or other emergencies. Keep extra batteries, a voltage converter, adapter, etc.
Plenty of Public Transport Facilities
Once in Nepal, you find various ways to travel within the city or from one place to another. Microbuses, rickshaws, long-distance tourist buses or bikes on rent are some of the available options. Even there are domestic airlines that fly between Kathmandu to Pokhara and Bhaktapur. While going for trekking, transportation will be provided by the trekking company. Other touring facilities are also available for day hikes, local sightseeing, etc. and the transportation will be provided by the agencies.
Visit Remarkable Places
Nepal is a bustling tourist destination which surprises you at every step! Nepal is a wonderful place to plan your trip here all year round. With so many options and tourist sites, from pilgrimage sites to royal palaces to architectural beauty to museums and lots more. The country has so much to offer to its visitors.
Visit places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Patan, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Sagarmatha National Park, Chitwan National Park, Mahendra Caves, Lumbini, Janakpur, Dharan, Phewa Lake, etc.
Indulge In Thrilling Activities
An ever-welcoming country, Nepal accepts visitors from across the globe and lets them travel to exotic places engulfed with the serenity of nature. Explore the inner adventurer in you on a land that is highly renowned for its adventure trips and activities. Invest in trekking and camping trips to Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, Langtang Region and more.
Also enjoy fishing on Lake Phewa, flight trip over Everest, paragliding in Bandipur, river rafting in Bhote Koshi River, mountain biking, kayaking, bungee jumping, waterfall hike and more.
Go for a Yoga/Meditation Course
Nepal is one of the renowned ancient yogic lands that allure thousands of yogic nomads from all over the world to find solace and to be an evolved practitioner. Traverse to the land of lakes and caves, Pokhara is the hub for yoga practice and offers amazing yoga retreats, yoga tours and yoga teacher training programs in Nepal.
Traverse to the land known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and have a pleasurable time in the divine beauty.
Take Care of Precaution and Safety
It is advised to plan the trip beforehand and pack according to the season requirements. Always take precautions for high altitude and carry preventative medicines, carry packed food and water and avoid drinking unbottled water, carry cash and keep it safe because it sometimes is hard to find ATMs and Banks in Nepal especially in the village areas and small towns. Places like Kathmandu, Pokhara and other big cities are e-cash friendly.
Local Cuisine is Tasty and Healthy
Nepal is a predominantly a Hindu and Buddhist nation, but there are various indigenous ethnic groups and tribes who carry their own beliefs and traditions. The culture of Nepal is influenced by these two groups and their traditions, which can be easily felt even while trying their cuisines. The Nepalese cuisine is highly inspired by Indian, Buddhist and even Tibetan culture. Nepalese food generally is eaten with hands that contain - spiced lentils, boiled rice, curry, pickled veggies, Thupka, veggie dumpling, yak milk products and more. Nepal’s traditional diet, Daal-Bhaat is a quite famous among trekkers and adventurers.
When you want to see and experience royalty, Nepal is one quintessential place. When in Nepal, visit three royal cities of the country that includes Kathmandu - the capital, Bhakhtpur - the city of temples and Patan – the handicraft city of Nepal. They are the largest cities in Nepal with a royal history of kings and their kingship. The famous Durbar Square of the three cities is a fascinating place that gives you an insight of ancient places, palaces and more.
Take a Tour of the Temples
Nepal is a one-stop destination for pilgrims, a spiritual hot spot and a land of temples and shrines dedicated to various gods and goddesses. Being the birth land (Lumbini) of Gautam Buddha, Nepal is and considered highly spiritual. The ornate and ancient temples enhance the divine aspect. The place where gods and goddesses found solace, the yogic land is the true definition of holistic. Visit Pashupatinath temple, Shree Dakshinkali Temple, Muktinath Temple, Budhanikantha Temple, etc.